A state review of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles finds numerous deficiencies, including a lack of “oversight and enforcement mechanisms needed to better protect the integrity of state vehicle titles and registrations,” making the fraudulent sales of cars damaged from recent hurricanes more possible.
Mugshots of suspects are a Texas media tradition. Could it be over? The Bell County Sheriff’s department is withholding the mug shot of a 16-year-old murder suspect who was indicted and charged as an adult. “If push comes to shove, I’m pretty sure I’d win an argument with the AG’s office,” Bell County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Chuck Cox told a reporter in reference to A newspaper’s public records request for the snapshot.
His top political aide gets a $29,000 loan from a campaign donor led to believe there is a state appointment in it for him. The big donor he appoints as a medical expert to one of his boards has had his license revoked in three states. And to top it off, his bid to license and regulate every barbecue scale in Texas is thwarted by the Attorney General. It has been quite an April for Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.
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